The Children's Food Festival (volunteers needed!)

14/07/2007 - 09:45
15/07/2007 - 17:45

The first ever Children’s Food Festival will take place over the weekend of the 14th and 15th July 2007 at the Northmoor Trust’s conservation farm, 10 miles south of Oxford, within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our aim is to transform children’s approach to food. We want to give children and parents a fresh perspective on healthy eating. Our objectives are:

• To inspire children to cook
• To help children make the links between food and wellbeing
• To show children how food is produced
• To encourage children to be curious about food from other cultures.

Raymond Blanc and Sophie Grigson lead a strong line-up of chefs, restaurants and farmers who are taking part. The festival will be free and our approach will be creative, participatory and humorous. Six ‘Field to Fork’ marquees will be the heart of the festival: The Meat Tent, The Dairy Tent, The Fruit and Vegetable Tent, The Bread Tent, The Honey Tent and The Smell Tent (herbs and spices). There will also be walkabout theatre, farm animals and rare breeds, a medieval feast and a farmers’ market of local, organic and fair trade produce

It's exactly the kind of event that Slow Food Student should be helping to succeed and the organiser has told me to bring along as many volunteer helpers as poss for the two days. Please let me know ASAP if you want to help out.




So true!!!

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